Navigation Links
Smoking doesn't make you happy
Date:3/6/2008

If you are planning to ignore the messages of national No Smoking Day on 12th March by claiming that smoking is one of the few pleasures left to you, then recent research from the Peninsula Medical School in the South West of England may make you think again.

Extensive research carried out by Dr Iain Lang at the Peninsula Medical School looked at the relationship between smoking and psychological wellbeing. Dr Lang and colleagues used a measure of quality of life called the CASP-19 and found that smokers experienced lower average levels of pleasure and life satisfaction compared with non-smokers. The difference was even more pronounced in smokers from lower socio-economic groups.

In short smoking doesnt make you happy.

Dr. Lang and his team carried out a study involving 9176 individuals aged 50 or over, who took part in ELSA, the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. The studies for the research categorised people as never-smokers, ex-smokers and current smokers, and used household wealth as an indicator for socio-economic position.

Said Dr. Lang: We found no evidence to support the claim that smoking is associated with pleasure, either in people from lower socio-economic groups or in the general population.

He added: People may feel like theyre getting pleasure when they smoke a cigarette but in fact smokers are likely to be less happy overall the pleasure they feel from having a smoke comes only because theyre addicted. These results show smoking doesnt make you happy in fact, it is associated with poorer overall quality of life. Anyone thinking of giving up smoking should understand that quitting will be better for them in terms of their well-being as well as their physical health in the long-run.


'/>"/>

Contact: Andrew Gould
media@pr-works.co.uk
44-139-268-6107
The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
2. Smoking increases risks for head and neck cancers for men and women
3. Smoking Boosts Risk for Head, Neck Cancers
4. AUDIO from Medialink and Commit Lozenge: Wanna Quit Smoking With Therapeutic Nicotine? Just Follow the Directions
5. Passive smoking increases sleep disturbance among pregnant women
6. Teens who see more smoking in movies may have increased risk of becoming established smokers
7. Smoking in Movies May Put Teens at Risk
8. Test Spots Genetic Damage Done by Smoking
9. Scientists demonstate link between genetic variant and effectiveness of smoking cessation meds
10. Muslim Groups Kick Off Ramadan With Anti-Smoking Initiative
11. Smoking can harm the long-term effects of some oral surgery procedures
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2015)... New York, New York (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 ... lawsuits ( http://www.lipitorlawsuitcenter.com/ ) that allege the statin medication ... 2 diabetes has granted Pfizer Inc.’s Motion to Dismiss ... proceeding. According to a Case Management Order issued in ... March 23rd, the Court determined that the dismissals were ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Healthpointe is proud to announce that ... now treating knee and hip joint disorders in practice ... Beach, and La Mirada. Dr. Stanley Katz specializes in ... joint disorders as well as chronic conditions such as ... his patients back to their normal lives. Many ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 While deep learning ... 2015 GPU technology conference (GTC) , the CEO of one ... and push the human lifespan well beyond the generally-agreed ceiling ... informatics company , is one of 12 companies recognized as ... other startups in the GTC Emerging Companies Summit ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... On March 19, 2015, at ... Lions wide receiver Herman Moore, hosted “Fighting Addiction ... substance abuse, treatment options and the recent changes ... pastors, ministers and bishops from local churches as ... , “Our ‘Fighting Addiction Together’ luncheon was informative ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... FL and London, UK (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 ... announced today that it has appointed Sean Fitzgerald, a ... role of Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Financial ... President of leading education technology innovator, EverFi, backed by ... Schmidt, and Twitter founder Evan Williams. Prior to EverFi, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal Multidistrict Litigation, as Court Rules on Pfizer’s Motion to Dismiss Certain Cases 2Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal Multidistrict Litigation, as Court Rules on Pfizer’s Motion to Dismiss Certain Cases 3Health News:Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon is Now Treating Knee and Hip Joint Disorders in Anaheim, California 2Health News:Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon is Now Treating Knee and Hip Joint Disorders in Anaheim, California 3Health News:InSilico Medicine, Inc. Stands Out from High Tech Startups at 2015 GPU Conference 2Health News:InSilico Medicine, Inc. Stands Out from High Tech Startups at 2015 GPU Conference 3Health News:LiveToBeSober.org Hosts Conference on Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery at Ford Field 2Health News:GenSight Appoints Former Technology Executive as Chief Operating Officer 2
... the University of Arkansas, Worcester Polytechnic Institute //and other ... to examine the fossils of our ancestors’ teeth to ... and why. ,By comparing teeth from two species ... researchers confirm previous evidence that A. africanus ate more ...
... has replaced the smoking pot and cigar of the 70s. ... 21st-century style, just stay on your cell phone and check ... ,A study commissioned by Hewlett-Packard shows that today's dependency ... slightly more detrimental to your IQ than smoking marijuana. Conducted ...
... advocated in menopausal woman. However taking this hormone treatment ... recently anxiety has been expressed. ,In a study ... a cancer developing in woman on HRT is low and ... team from New South Wales Breast Cancer Institute looked at ...
... couples who smoke according to a new study// which has ... than cigarette-smoking women with non-smoking spouses. ,The study recorded ... stroke and ischemic stroke (a stroke caused by a blood ... of women. The relative risk of total stroke was 5.7 ...
... in the latest issue of BMJ said that multivitamins ... elderly population. ,At least 10% of older people ... to poor immunity and increased risk of infection. At ... take nutritional supplements, but it is unclear whether they ...
... choice by many for latest and quick medical treatment .A ... India for treatment after discovering he would have to wait ... The decision to seek treatment in India has been taken ... more than four months for an appointment after being left ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Scientists Develop New Technology To Find About Human Ancestors’ Teet 2Health News:E-Mail Affects Brain More Than Marijuana 2Health News:Risk of Breast Cancer Overestimated with Hormone Replacement Therapy(HRT) Treatment 2Health News:Indian Hospitals – A Destination For Quality Medical Care 2
(Date:3/27/2015)... Report Details  New ... companies  What does the future hold for ... Visiongain,s brand new report shows you potential revenues to ... Our 242-page report provides 185 tables, charts, and ... and the future market prospects. Our new study lets ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 2015 The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) – ... working toward prevention and a cure – today commended ... federal resolution (H. Res. 174) that supports the designation ... Myeloma Awareness Month." Currently there are more ... than 110,000 new cases are diagnosed yearly, according to ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015 RnRMarketResearch.com adds ... market research report of 52 pages with latest ... intelligence library. The report "Visceral Pain - Pipeline ... therapeutic development for Visceral Pain, complete with comparative ... target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 2Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 3Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 4Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 5Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 6Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 7The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) Secures the Introduction of a Federal Resolution Recognizing March 2015 as "National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month" 2Visceral Pain Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report 2Visceral Pain Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report 3Visceral Pain Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report 4
... MEETING, Pa., Feb. 10 Genaera Corporation (Nasdaq: ... clinical data for trodusquemine (MSI-1436), the first-in-class, highly selective ... the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. ... data from the first of three cohorts in an ...
... A new study published today claiming that multivitamin ... risk of mortality fails to take into account important ... health claims are regulated by the U.S. Food and ... published in the February 9 issue of Archives ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Genaera Presents Preliminary Phase 1b Data for Trodusquemine (MSI-1436) 2Genaera Presents Preliminary Phase 1b Data for Trodusquemine (MSI-1436) 3Evidence Lacking in Multivitamin Study of Women's Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease or Death, Says Natural Products Association 2
... (IGF-I or somatomedin C) is a 7.6 kDa ... as a potent mitogen of cellular proliferation, exerting ... In the circulation, IGF-I is bound to IGF-binding ... of IGF-I by modulating the interaction of IGF-I ...
... name from its first known site of ... of PSA circulates bound to anti-chymotrypsin (PSA-ACT) ... PSA are elevated in patients with prostate ... [1-3]. In addition, PSA serum levels appear ...
Inquire...
The design of this table top is based on advanced functionality for specific urological requirements. This composite product sets a new standard for urological imaging....
Medicine Products: